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FO: Baby Sleep Sack

Back before Max was born I wanted to knit him a sleep sack to keep him snugly warm the first few months. Little did I know that he was going to grow out of it within a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, here it is:

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I used this pattern as a basis, but changed it up a bit. Instead of adding buttons at the bottom I sewed it up to make it extra cosy.

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I also added in some extra cables going up as I love the look of them, especially with this gorgeous DROPS Merino Extra Fine yarn.

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I also made the rib at the top a little bit longer to make it a bit of tighter fit. And I found some lovely turquoise buttons in my stash. Although in hindsight they are a little bit to small for the size of the buttonholes.

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But it wasn’t really a problem as I just used the sleep sack with crossed over straps.

As my boy was such a big boy when he was born and grew quickly (and continues to do so), I only got one picture of him in it.

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STATS
Pattern: Cuddly Cables Sleep Sack by Lynne Sanderson
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th to 22nd February 2015.

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Weekend Bits

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This boy could spend hours in the bath if we let him
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Out in Greenwich Park
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First time at the planetarium
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With his good friend!
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Those lips!
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Just too funny...
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5 weeks old!
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Out with Papa
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Deliberating... On their new chairs...
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Delicious chicken and roast veg
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Boy two just wants to fall asleep on his own in his cot...I am so not used to this from boy one
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Beautiful Gift

Yesterday I got the most amazing gift in the post, all the way from Minnesota, from my knitting friend Melissa. She knitted this gorgeously soft baby blanket for Max, and I love it. It’s scrumptiously soft and a gorgeous colour and Max seems to really like it too, as he slept a whole 3 hours under it.

Thank you so much my beautiful friend!

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